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Undoing the New Deal - The Age of Lunacy (Pt8)

Historian Peter Kuznick says Eisenhower called for decreased militarization, then Dulles reversed the policy; the Soviets tried to end the cold war after the death of Stalin; crazy schemes involving nuclear weapons and the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba put the world of the eve of destruction - with host Paul Jay  February 4, 2018

Code Pink Conference: The Arms Industry Hides Behind Euphemisms

William Hartung of the Center for International Policy discusses the ways in which the arms industry disguises its activity behind euphemisms and obfuscations in order to make billions off of war  December 29, 2017

Code Pink Conference: Challenges Facing the Anti-War Movement

Ajamu Baraka of Black Alliance for Peace talks about the challenges that the anti-war movement currently faces in the US  December 27, 2017

Burn Pits and Betrayal: How the U.S. Poisoned its Veterans

As the U.S. marks Veterans Day, the documentary 'Delay, Deny, Hope You Die' explores how the Pentagon and its contractors have neglected soldiers poisoned by toxins on military bases overseas  November 10, 17

Worldwide Warfare Will End When We Divest From the Arms Industry

Andrew Feinstein, author of the book Shadow Wars, outlines the importance of divesting from the US war machine at the Code Pink Summit  November 12, 2017

Pentagon: US Empire 'Collapsing,' So Give Us More Money

A new Pentagon study says the U.S. may be losing its dominant position in world affairs and that the DoD needs a "wakeup call"--but Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says the report is really about using fear to drum up more money for the military  July 30, 2017

Weapon Corruption Scandal Threatens Netanyahu's Administration

Israeli police investigate three corruption cases involving the prime minister  July 12, 2017

New UK Secrecy Laws Include Harsh Sentences For Journalists Working With Whistleblowers

Open Rights Group's Executive Director Jim Killock says PM Theresa May has demonstrated a preference to defend the right to government secrecy over the right to a free press  March 3, 2017

The Beneficiaries of Republican Budget Bill: Arms Manufacturers

Defense analyst William Hartung says the biggest winner will be Lockheed Martin, the builder of the most expensive weapons program ever undertaken by the Pentagon.  May 19, 2015

Okinawan People Oppose Relocation of U.S. Military Base to Henoko

Paul Jay talks to historian Peter Kuznick, who says the people of Okinawa want all the military bases moved off the island  February 16, 2015

Congress and Pentagon Shielding Weapons Contracts from Budget Cuts

Lawmakers and military administrators are shifting baseline funding to the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) budget, which is exempt from mandatory cuts.  December 10, 2014

Congress Considering Expanding Wasteful Pentagon Programs

Anti-militarism advocates William Hartung and Greg Mello discuss why a House proposal to spend billions on new nuclear weapons, the F-35 and other projects is wasteful and harmful for America's strategic interests  May 21, 2014

Pentagon Will Cut Services and Benefits To Soldiers While Protecting Profits of Defense Industry

William Hartung: Those who fight the wars will face cuts, but not high- ranking military personnel or the companies that build weapons  February 25, 2014

The Untold Story of American Soldiers Wounded in Afghanistan

Journalist Ann Jones discusses her new book: "How the Wounded Return from America's Wars - The Untold Story"  November 6, 2013

US Military Contractors Celebrate Record High Profits and Stock Prices

The business of war is more profitable than ever.  September 4, 2013

Israel is an Example of an Economy Hijacked by Military-security Interests

Although the U.S has the world's largest military industrial complex, Israel has the largest ratio of its economy dedicated to the military and security industry  July 28, 2013

80% of Gitmo Prisoners on Hunger Strike for 100 Days

Group calls for cleared detainees to be released  May 17, 2013

Untold History: Stalin, the Soviet Union and WWII (5/7)

Pt.5 Peter Kuznick (co-author with Oliver Stone of Showtime's Untold History of the United States): Dealing with the role of the Soviet Union in WWII was the most sensitive and complicated issue faced by the series  January 14, 2013

11 Years of Guantanamo; Brennan CIA Nomination Consolidates Drone Assassination Strategy

Michael Ratner: From Guantanamo to Brennan at CIA, Obama carries on the policies of George Bush  January 11, 2013

Untold History: The Rise and Fall of a Progressive Vice-President of the USA (3/7)

Pt.3 Peter Kuznick, co-author with Oliver Stone of the "Untold History of the United States", discusses the '44 Democratic Convention coup that dumped VP Henry A. Wallace, the man who as President would have opposed the cold war  December 21, 2012

Untold History: Early US Imperialism, Hitler, Roosevelt, The Spanish Civil War (2/7)

Pt.2 Peter Kuznick, co-author with Oliver Stone of Untold History of the United States, discusses Roosevelt's attitude towards Hitler and the Soviet Union  December 19, 2012

The Making of "Untold History of the United States" (1/7)

Pt.1 The beginning of a multi-part interview with Peter Kuznick; in this segment he tells the story about how he teamed up with Oliver Stone to challenge a primary thesis of the cold war  December 17, 2012

Manning Testifies About His Torture; Was it Aimed at Turning Him on Assange?

Michael Ratner: Manning describes cruel and unusual punishment; offers to plea to lesser charges  December 1, 2012

US Government Campaign Against Whistleblowers and Electronic Robin Hoods

Michael Ratner: Alleged hacktivist accused of leaking Stratfor files awaits trial; Manning lawyers say charges should be dropped as he was tortured  November 19, 2012

Petraeus Scandal Reveals Surveillance State and Hypocrisy Over Benghazi

Larry Wilkerson: The traditional concept of privacy is disappearing; Lindsey Graham and John McCain, how dare you?  November 16, 2012

Canadian Armed Forces an Adjunct to US - The Ugly Canadian

Yves Engler: The Canadian government played a major role in the bombing of Libya. It was a Canadian general that oversaw the whole NATO mission and approved the bombing targets.  November 19, 2012

The Ugly Canadian

Yves Engler: Prime Minister Harper's government actively campaigns against international treaties and legislation around the world that aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions  November 14, 2012

Global Mining and The Ugly Canadian

Yves Engler: The Canadian Harper government actively interferes in the affairs of other countries on behalf of mining companies registered in Canada  November 15, 2012

Court Rules Khalid Sheik Mohammed Can't Testify About Torture

The Michael Ratner Report: Trial has a 40 second delay on feed to journalists so military can censor testimony  October 18, 2012

Is The War on Drugs "All About the Money"?

Stephen Downing,a retired deputy chief of police for the Los Angeles Police Department and Terry Nelson, retired from Department of Homeland Security on why they support treating addiction as a health problem and are for the total legalization of drugs  November 13, 2012

If the "War On Drugs" has Failed, is Legalization the Answer?

Leigh Maddox and Peter Christ (members of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition): The "War on Drugs" helped create a situation where from gangs, to police to lawyers to jails, there are massive amounts of money to be made in this never-ending "war"  October 19, 2012

Law Enforcement Officials Call for an End to “The War On Drugs”

Jim Gierach a former Assistant State’s Attorney of Cook County, Illinois and Richard Van Wickler superintendent for the Cheshire County, New Hampshire Department of Corrections call for the legalization of drugs  October 25, 2012

Alternatives to the War on Drugs

A retired judge and a former MI5 officer discuss Eurpean models that present a more effective approach to drugs other than locking people up  October 15, 2012

Spies, Lies and Whistle Blowers

PT2 Annie Machon (MI5 whistle blower): The culture of MI5 and MI6 is even worse since 9/11  November 1, 2012

From MI6 Al Qaeda Plot to Kill Gaddafi to Spying on Domestic Dissent: An MI5 Whistle Blower's Story

Annie Machon: British intelligence agencies considered themselves above the law  October 31, 2012

Judges to Review Constitutionality of NDAA Military Detention Legislation

Chris Hedges: We filed our lawsuit because this legislation threatens basic democratic rights allowing for indefinite military detention to repress domestic protest  September 28, 2012

Pressure Put on Manning to Implicate Assange

Michael Ratner: As Wikileaks Founder Nears 100 Days in Ecuadorian Embassy Sweden's refusal to interview Assange in London suggests they are working with US towards extradition  September 11, 2012

Civilian Deaths from US Drone Attacks Much Higher than Reported

Gareth Porter: New investigative work shows that civilian deaths in Pakistan, including from second wave attacks, higher than Pentagon reports  August 22, 2012

The Hunger Games Economy

Jeff Faux: Dreams of Wall St. and Military Industrial Complex are not compatible with dreams of American middle class  July 18, 2012

Will Military Budget Cuts Weaken Defence and Lose Jobs?

Bob Pollin: Cuts triggered by the Congressional sequestration process are not as big as Pentagon spin and military spending is an inefficient "job creator"  June 3, 2012

America has an Industrial Policy - It's Run by the Pentagon

Bob Pollin: We need an industrial policy aimed at jobs and a green economy, not massive public spending on the military  June 3, 2012

America has an Industrial Policy - It's Run by the Pentagon

TRNN Replay: Bob Pollin: We need an industrial policy aimed at jobs and a green economy, not massive public spending on the military  June 3, 2012

Jobs Numbers Show Recession Far From Over

Bob Pollin: There is no engine driving job creation so no real recovery is possible  June 3, 2012

Obama's and Brennan's "Kill List"

Ray McGovern: It is a moral and legal impossibility to square "kill lists" for extrajudicial killing with traditional legal and moral American values.  May 30, 2012

NATO Protests In Fortress Chicago

While no mass arrests took place, downtown loop fully militarized  May 23, 2012

NATO Summit Kicked Off with Massive Demonstrations

Thousands of police flood downtown Chicago  May 20, 2012

Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control

Medea Benjamin: Drones kill innocent civilians and antagonize whole populations  April 27, 2012

Ed Herman on "Humanitarian Imperialism" Pt 2

Edward Herman: The development of humanitarian intervention as a concept is essentially an overthrow of international law  July 2, 2012

Wilkerson on Panetta and Holder

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: Obama, Panetta and Holder undermine basic constitutional rights by justifying killing American citizens without judicial process and bypassing Congress in declaring war  March 13, 2012

Obama terror drones: CIA tactics in Pakistan include targeting rescuers and funerals

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism: The CIA’s drone campaign in Pakistan has killed dozens of civilians who had gone to help rescue victims or were attending funerals, an investigation by the Bureau for the Sunday Times has revealed.  February 7, 2012

Get the Data: Obama’s Terror Drones

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism: As part of its ongoing investigation into the US covert war the Bureau has examined thousands of credible media reports relating to more than 310 Central Intelligence Agency drone strikes in Pakistan.  February 7, 2012

A Question Of Legality

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism: Attacks by the CIA on rescuers and funeral-goers may be morally questionable. But are such attacks legal?  February 7, 2012

The Cost of Full Spectrum Dominance

Catherine Lutz: Obama cuts to military are minor and do not change doctrine of overwhelming military superiority  January 11, 2012

Whistle Blower Threatened with 35 Years in Prison, Warns of Developing Tyranny

Thomas Drake blew the whistle on a massive domestic information gathering scheme and was called "an enemy of the state" (speech at Sam Adams Awards)  January 4, 2012

Obama's War on Whistle Blowers

Attorney Jesslyn Radack: More whistle blowers have been charged  during Obama admin. then all other presidents together.(speech at Sam Adams Awards)  January 3, 2012

Will 50% Cuts "Hollow Out" the Military?

Jo Comerford: With the Super Committee deadlocked, the triggered cuts to military spending in 2013 will not affect real US security  November 22, 2011

"When the World Outlawed War"

David Swanson discusses his book about the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact and how it makes current wars illegal  November 23, 2011

Murdoch Shaped British Politics for 40 Years

Leo Panitch: Murdoch used sex scandal journalism to attack left-wing of the Labour Party and later helped create Tony Blair  July 13, 2011

UK Parliament Bids to Scupper Murdoch Media Deal

EuroNews: Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has endured a torrid day at the hands of members of the UK Parliament  July 13, 2011

Murdoch in London to save BSkyB deal

EuroNews: Media baron Rupert Murdoch has arrived at the London headquarters of his newspaper empire to take control of the phone hacking crisis  July 11, 2011

A Security and Finance State that Dominates the American People (8/8)

Lawrence Wilkerson: I don't know if our grandchildren will live in a democratic republic  June 3, 2011

Guilty as Charged (7/8)

Lawrence Wilkerson: Before Powell's UN presentation I wrote my resignation but didn't submit it  June 3, 2011

9/11 and the War in Iraq (6/8)

Lawrence Wilkerson: Colin Powell's job was to "clean the crap" off the oval office carpets; intelligence was being fixed around the policy of going to war  June 3, 2011

Cheney, 9/11 and The New American Century (5/8)

Lawrence Wilkerson: Cheney and his team saw 9/11 as an opportunity to advance their real agenda  June 3, 2011

Predatory Capitalism and War for Oil (4/8)

Larry Wilkerson: The first Gulf War made me begin to understand that our military strategy was all about oil  June 3, 2011

Decline of the Empire (3/8)

Lawrence Wilkerson: On Colin Powell and the end of the empire  June 3, 2011

TRNN Replay: War is not About Truth, Justice and the American Way

Lawrence Wilkerson Pt.2: I learned that war was about power, politics and commercial advantage  June 3, 2011

War is Not About Truth, Justice and the American Way (1/8)

Lawrence Wilkerson, Collin Powell's former Chief of Staff, reflects on his life journey from "cold warrior" to harsh critic of US foreign policy  June 3, 2011

Wilkerson: For Truth, Justice and the American Way (2/8)

Lawrence Wilkerson, Collin Powell's former Chief of Staff, reflects on his life journey from "cold warrior" to harsh critic of US foreign policy  June 4, 2011

Anti-War Protesters Arrested Outside White House

Daniel Ellsberg and more than a hundred war protesters arrested as they oppose US wars  March 20, 2011

Does UN Charter Allow Libyan No-Fly Zone?

Jules Lobel: UN Security Council has authority to declare no-fly zone but practice is very dangerous  March 15, 2011

Reagan Celebration Hides Brutal History

Wilkerson and Parry on Reagan Centennial: Many of today's catastrophes traced to Reagan's presidency  February 4, 2011

Canadian Secret Trial: Man May Face Deportation and Torture

After eight-year trial involving secret evidence, Canada decides to deport Mohamed Harkat, potentially to torture  February 2, 2011

Iraq: 'Evidence For Criminal Case Against Blair' Says Expert

A leading QC tells Channel 4 there is enough evidence for the International Criminal Court to mount a case against Tony Blair  January 22, 2011

WikiLeaks, The Internet And Democracy

Panel moderated by Paul Jay including Daniel Ellsberg, Clay Shirky, Neville Roy Singham, Peter Thiel and Jonathan Zittrain  January 21, 2011

Protest Against Obama Guantanamo Policy

Protest against indefinite detention policy -- demands Obama keep promise to close Guantanamo  January 15, 2011

The Tucson Shooting, Civility And The New Class War Zone

Paul Jay: Instead of using 'civility' to cover up reality, how about a people's civility intended to reveal it  January 12, 2011

Obama to Sanction Indefinite Gitmo Detention

Shayana Kadidal: Indefinite detention gives the appearance of a due process, lets administration get away with not trying people  January 11, 2011

Empire - Hollywood: Chronicler of War

Al Jazeera: Is it a case of art imitating life, or a sinister force using art to influence life and death?  December 24, 2010

Empire - Hollywood: The Pentagon calls the shots

Al Jazeera: Hollywood and the war machine: A look at the Pentagon's influence on the film industry  December 24, 2010

World Tired of Paying Bill for US Military

Michael Hudson: Major countries looking for alternatives to US dollar  December 26, 2010

Arrest Warrant Expected for Julian Assange

CH4: Britain's serious crime agency is expecting an arrest warrant application from Sweden for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange  December 3, 2010

Arrest Warrant Expected for Julian Assange

CH4: Britain's serious crime agency is expecting an arrest warrant application from Sweden for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange  December 3, 2010

New York Times Beats Drums for War

Ray McGovern: NYT ignores intelligence there is no evidence of Iran nuclear weapons program  November 30, 2010

North Korea Sees Itself Surrounded by Enemies

Lawrence Wilkerson: Wikileaks cables may show that China no longer needs North Korea as a buffer state  December 5, 2010

WikiLeaks Shows No "New Mind-Set" In US Foreign Policy

Phyllis Bennis: Clinton ordered spying on UN leaders shows Bush style still around  November 29, 2010

WikiLeaks: Hezbollah Rockets Cover All of Israel

Gareth Porter: Balance of forces in Middle East has changed with Hezbollah able to "cover entire territory of Israel" with rockets  December 3, 2010

Wikileaks and Iran

Gareth Porter: Media selecting cables that support Iran war narrative  November 28, 2010

Project For The New American Century

David Swanson: PNAC calls for the assertion of American military might around the globe  November 23, 2010

Project For The New American Century

TRNN Replay - David Swanson: PNAC calls for the assertion of American military might around the globe  November 23, 2010

Obama Continues Most of Bush's Wiretap Policies

Shayana Kadidal: Government refuses to disclose possible wiretapping of civil rights lawyers  October 8, 2010


Al Jazeera: Pervasive fraud, fatal side effects, and huge kick-backs paid to doctors plague Big Pharma  August 12, 2010


Gareth Porter: Most US media helps Obama back away from Iraq pledge  August 6, 2010

Secret files: Wikileaks reveals 'unseen war'

Major security breach reveals alleged "execution squads", an apparent plot to kill the Afghan president  July 25, 2010


Al Jazeera: US director of national intelligence and the role of private contractors in intelligence  July 21, 2010

Cheney and far right lead Republicans over cliff

Wilkerson on Cheney Pt.4: The greatest shift of wealth from the middle class to the top 1 percent  June 11, 2010

Cheney wanted new cold war with China

Wilkerson on Cheney Pt.3: Cheney wanted to use downing of a US plane as excuse to start a new cold war  June 10, 2010

Cheney's push of deregulators led to BP disaster

Wilkerson on Cheney Pt2: Cheney's support for pro-industry "regulators" maybe his main damage to America  June 8, 2010

Wilkerson on Cheney

Hyper-nationalist Cheney got rich at Halliburton then "Co-President" with Bush  June 7, 2010

Obama's world without nuclear weapons? Pt.2

Schell: Summit's objective was to isolate Iran, not clear how real a non-nuclear world objective is  April 26, 2010

Obama's world without nuclear weapons?

Jonathan Schell: Nuclear strategy still rooted in cold war thinking  April 25, 2010

Centenary of Mark Twain's death

Courtesy of History Channel's "The People Speak" - Josh Brolin reads Twain on the US war in Philippines  April 21, 2010

A "cold warrior's" take on the Republican Party

Eric Margolis: The current Republican Party appeals to fear and prejudice  March 17, 2010

Wars sending US into ruin Pt..2

Eric Margolis: Democrats and Republican leadership buy into "Pax Americana"  March 15, 2010

Wars sending US into ruin

Eric Margolis: Obama the peace president is fighting battles his country cannot afford  March 14, 2010

Strategic denial of oil in Haiti?

Engdahl: Geophysics suggest there could be massive oil and mineral deposits in Haiti  February 19, 2010

New mindset for US foreign policy? Pt.3

Scott: The military-industrial-counterterrorism complex is beyond Eisenhower's worst nightmare  February 4, 2010

Progressives and the Democratic Party Pt.3

Jeff Cohen: The struggle within the Democratic Party, starting from the Viet Nam War  February 6, 2010

Progressives and the Democratic Party Pt.4

Cohen: Far right Republicans are dangerous, but also need to fight corporatists in Democratic Party  February 6, 2010

Progressives and the Democratic Party Pt.2

Cohen: Corporate plans took Democrats to the right and Republicans to the far right  February 3, 2010

Progressives and the Democratic Party

Cohen:Swing voters are not ideological, if Obama doesn't deliver real change they will vote against him  February 1, 2010

New mindset for US foreign policy? Pt.2

Peter Dale Scott: If you unleash the dogs of war it's not easy to pull them back.  February 1, 2010

New mindset for US foreign policy?

Peter Dale Scott: The President does not choose the mindset, it chooses the people who become President  January 31, 2010

Triumph of right-wing nationalism

Glen Ford: Rise of right nationalism in US and abroad is the danger, Obama admin part of it  January 8, 2010

Is war necessary for progress? Pt2

Robert Pollin: It's not war that creates technological development, it's the state investment  December 25, 2009

The aftermath of Fort Hood - Pt 2

What were the motives and how will this impact Muslim communities in the US?  November 12, 2009

The aftermath of Fort Hood - Pt 1

What were the motives and how will this impact Muslim communities in the US?  November 12, 2009

UK/USA made use of Uzbek torture Pt.2

Former Brit Ambassador Craig Murray says UK and USA sent prisoners to Uzbek to be tortured  November 4, 2009

UK/USA made use of Uzbek torture

Former Brit Ambassador Craig Murray says UK and USA sent prisoners to Uzbek to be tortured  October 27, 2009

Ellsberg: From Vietnam to Afghanistan

Ellsberg: As President Obama decides what to do in Afghanistan he must learn the lessons of Vietnam  October 25, 2009

The Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex (1/3)

Larry Wilkerson: The beginning of the American "Imperial Rome" and Eisenhower's warning  October 26, 2009

The Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex (2/3)

Wilkerson: From US debt to the geopolitics of oil, the US empire will come to an end  October 27, 2009

Will the empire end with good leadership or blood? (3/3)

Larry Wilkerson: The Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex  October 28, 2009

Russia will never give up its deterrent forces

Kokoshin: No nuclear power will disarm as long as America pursues global military dominance  August 17, 2009

Terrorism "suspect" talking with Karzai

Youssef: It's unclear how lists, identifying former GITMO detainees as "returned terrorists," are made  July 14, 2009

McNamara's mindset Pt2

Porter: McNamara's Vietnam War mindset - seeking dominance - continues today, in both parties  July 14, 2009


Gareth Porter reveals R. McNamara, who died Monday, misled LBJ on Gulf of Tonkin attacks  July 12, 2009

A world without nuclear weapons?

Schell Pt.2: Obama must take concrete steps if he wants to achieve a world without nuclear weapons  May 4, 2009

Obama's world without nuclear weapons?

Schell: It is yet unclear whether Obama's commitment to a world free of nuclear weapons is real  May 10, 2009

Republic or Empire?

Bruce Fein: Former Reagan official says Americans must choose between a Republic or an Empire  May 14, 2009

Will a King Prosecute a King?

TRNN REPLAY - Michael Ratner: Demanding the prosecution of Bush/Cheney is about the future  December 23, 2008

Will a King Prosecute a King?

TRNN REPLAY Michael Ratner: Demanding the prosecution of Bush/Cheney is about the future Pt2/2  December 23, 2008

The National Security State with Gore Vidal

Watch to find out how to get the DVD The History of the National Security State  April 24, 2013

Taliban fighters display 'US weapons'

Al Jazeera exclusive footage showing the Taliban in Afghanistan displaying what appears to be US weapon  November 10, 2009
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